Earthquake recorded north-northwest of Bowdle

BOWDLE, S.D. (By American News Staff reports) – An earthquake was reported in northern South Dakota late Tuesday night.

Because it’s 2020.

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 3.2 magnitude earthquake about 7.5 miles north-northwest of Bowdle. It was at 11:59 Tuesday night.

The quake’s depth was about 3.1 miles, according to the geological survey. No other details were immediately available.

According to information from Michigan Technical University, which has an educational website for seismologists, earthquakes with magnitudes between 2.5 and 5.4 are often felt but only cause minor damage.

Bowdle is home to about 500 people. It’s a small town in Edmunds County about 60 miles west of Aberdeen.